About the film
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Ernest Goes to Jail
Release Date: April 06, 1990
|Slogan||:||«Guilty of Maximum Fun in the First Degree!»|
|Production Companies||:||Silver Screen Partners IV, Touchstone Pictures|
|Director||:||John R. Cherry III|
Bumbling Ernest P. Worrell is assigned to jury duty, where a crooked lawyer notices a resemblance with crime boss Mr. Nash, and arranges a switch. Nash assumes Ernest's job as a bank employee, while Ernest undergoes Nash's sentence to the electric chair. But instead of killing him, the electrocution gives Ernest superhuman powers, enabling him to escape from jail and foil Nash's attempt to rob the bank.